Prep Time
45 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Yield
8 Servings

This easy chicken enchilada recipe features the convenience of rotisserie chicken, a jar of salsa,  and canned green chiles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Warm oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 5 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook 2 minutes longer, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, chicken, 1 cup cheese, 1/2 cup salsa and mild green chilies. Stir until well combined.

Step 3

Pour broth into skillet and heat until almost simmering. Working one at a time, dip a corn tortilla into broth, taking care to work quickly so tortilla doesn't become too soft, then transfer to a clean workspace. Spoon about 2 Tbsp. of chicken mixture down center of tortilla. Roll tortilla around filling like a cigar, and transfer, seam side down, to prepared dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour remaining salsa over top of enchiladas, spreading to coat. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

Step 4

Bake enchiladas, uncovered, until cheese is melted and enchiladas are hot throughout, about 20 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle with cilantro.

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Ratings & Reviews

StphJ24's Review

Bernadine1
February 12, 2011
Ive never made anything like this before, so I decided to give it a shot. I only made one change. Im not so crazy about salsa verde, so I substituted 1/2C mild chunky salsa in the mixture, and subbed a can of enchilada sauce for the top. Turned out great! Served with refried beans topped with shredded cheddar.

Great for leftover roast chicken

StphJ24
July 05, 2016
I love to grill whole chickens over charcoal and use the smoky breast in recipes. This way  I have control of the flavor not available in a store prepared bird. I'm also curious about using Salsa Verde vs Salsa. This recipe just sounded good so I made it as-is. It could be modified later but I like to try what others like. It was a real hit. The only down side is that the tortillas need to be eaten when cooked. The leftovers were soggy. However, it would be easy enough to cut the recipe in half and use a smaller baking dish.